UPLAND (CBSLA) – A man was arrested after allegedly pointing a rifle at demonstrators during an intense confrontation that occurred amid the George Floyd protests Monday in Upland.

Jacob Bracken. (Upland PD)

Upland police reported that 39-year-old Jacob Bracken of Rancho Cucamonga was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Euclid Avenue during protests that ran from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cell phone video from the scene appears to show a man pointing a rifle at protesters as they move across the street towards a group of pro-Trump supporters, leading to scuffles.

“Alright everybody, back the f— up,” he yells.

He was arrested and booked.

According to police, the crowd was ordered to disperse after blocking the street and violating the curfew orders which began at 6 p.m.

Some protesters left, but those that remained turned violent, police said, with rocks and water bottles thrown at officers, prompting them to deploy pepper balls and sting balls to push the crowd back.

No one else was arrested, however, and the crowd eventually scattered.

“Upland protest had a few tense moments, but overall ends peacefully!” Upland police wrote on their Facebook page.

Comments (13)
  1. Phyllis says:

    How many violent protestors were arrested? This man have every right to defend himself.

    1. Larry Bean says:

      The government protects looters of small businesses. We pay taxes and get no protection. Time to leave the state.

  2. K S says:

    Or perhaps, there weren’t any violent protesters at all considering even the police department said it ended peacefully. What an interesting assumption you have there, Phyllis.

    1. Marian says:

      My friend was at this protest. The only one being actually violent when this gunman came along was him when the protest was still active and before the curfew happened. He was not defending himself from anyone. He just came upon the scene and threatened people.

    2. chris says:

      I mean, the article states, “Some protesters left, but those that remained turned violent, police said, with rocks and water bottles thrown at officers, prompting them to deploy pepper balls and sting balls to push the crowd back.”

      However, it’s obvious it was because of those pro-Trump supporters who came to stir up trouble. Of course some people would get triggered when they’re peacefully protesting.

  3. reflex1g says:

    KS
    If you read the article you will see

    “Some protesters left, but those that remained turned violent, police said, with rocks and water bottles thrown at officers, prompting them to deploy pepper balls and sting balls to push the crowd back.”

  4. Jer says:

    In the ’60s as a US ARMY Pvt we deployed for riots and were instructed to shoot looters, the result was there was no looting!

  5. Corvinus says:

    In the 60s the leftists were still relatively weak in this country and common sense prevailed about who were the criminals. now after 50-60 years of radical leftist infiltration of schools, government and the media we have a situation where everything is upside down – looters are allowed to run rampant while citizens who attempt to defend themselves are arrested.

    1. chris says:

      This protest was peaceful, as are most. Tons of shared coverage from protestors have shown both the police and pro-Trump supporters conveniently placing bricks at the protest areas to encourage violence.

      I am against the looting, but at the same time, I am not surprised.

  6. Humanity says:

    This comment section is full of bias. These bigots will never understand why the protest.

    1. Larry Bean says:

      Yes, i am told that the looters were practicing income equality by direct action since the politicians took no action.

  7. nobody says:

    now gi wannabe joe can’t legally own a gun

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